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Perception Social Identity Theory
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Explains the dynamics of social perception, which is how we perceive others; stereotyping is an extension. Determining which information to notice, how to categorize this information, and how to interpret it within the framework of our existing knowledge; it begins with environmental stimuli,
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leading to stereotyping.
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Stereotyping Categorical Thinking
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Relies on a variety of automatic perceptual grouping principles, so things are often group together on the basis of their similarity or proximity to others. An extension of social identity theory and a product of our natural process of organizing information through categorical thinking.
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Fundamental Attribution Error Fundamental Attribution Error
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Attributing your own actions to external factors and other’s actions to internal factors (place blame on people, not events). The tendency to see the person rather than the situation as the main cause of that person’s behavior.
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Selective Attention Recency Effect
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A perceptual error where the most recent information dominates perception. The process of attending to some information received by our senses and ignoring other information.
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Mental Models Mental Models
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Visual or relational images in our mind that represent the external world. Helps us understand the environment by creating road maps; they fill in the missing pieces of our perception, including the causal connection among events.
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Homogenization Homogenization
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To simplify the comparison process,
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